Grace

GRACE

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  – 2 Cor. 12:9

May I take a few minutes to boast on God? Sometimes, we become so accustomed to His grace that we don’t properly thank Him. He gives me so much grace every day, and I want to give Him praise for that. I also want others to recognize His grace in me, so that they will praise Him too.

I describe my vision as “almost totally blind”. I still have a very small field of vision in the corners of my eyes. Most people don’t realize that my vision is that bad because they see how well I get along. What they are seeing is God’s grace. I always praise God for everything that I can see. The impending blindness is approaching, and I have great appreciation for what I can see, especially God’s beautiful creation. I don’t see all the details in a flower like sighted people. I see color when there is contrast, and some colors appear better in the sun, while others appear better on a cloudy day. I could walk by a flower garden and not see it. I have to get real close, and move my head trying to allow my tiny field of vision to pick it up.

When others think that I see more than I actually do, it reminds me that God’s grace is shining through. His hand of protection surrounds me. He blesses me with glimpses of beauty that I know I normally cannot see. If you know me, praise God when you see me walking with my cane. If you read my devotions or Facebook posts, and I write about something I saw, Praise God for His grace. His grace is awesome!

Dear Lord,

Thank You for the amazing that You bestow upon each one of Your children. Praises to You, my Father! Amen.

 DIG DEEPER

 Read 2 Cor. 12:7-10.

HIKING THE TRAIL

 When have you seen God’s grace at work in your life? Thank God for things that most people take for granted, such as health, vision, creation…

Copyright 2014 Carolyn Dale Newell.

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